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Old 12-04-2017, 12:44 PM   #796
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^ imdb shows two matches. i'm pretty sure i know which one you're refering to, but the other one has got the trashiest trailer i've ever seen.
 
Old 12-04-2017, 01:03 PM   #797
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^ ah, dustin hoffman.


i once saw a film with a similar topic and made in the same technique. it is regularly being mentioned for being so "spaced out" and "experimental", but really it is the most boring and pretentious piece of BC i ever saw. enduring it through til the end (i might have cheated by fastforwarding) was unrewarding.
let's see how this one pans out.
i wonder if it's just the technique or those films have something else in common.
Having read A Scanner Darkly I was disappointed, to say the least, that it was being made into a comic-book-film. I didn't like the casting or tone of dialogue either.
Perhaps PKD meant it to be a whacky comedy, but I didn't get more than ten minuters or so into the movie before giving up.
sadly, William Gibson's works have never made it to film iether apart from some butchered, dated rubbish.

For reference, I did somewhat enjoy the Sin City films but felt that the comic-book and comedy nature of A Scanner Darkly didn't really capture the dread in the novel. Much as people happily let kids watch The Lion King and Finding Nemo about murder, alcohol abuse and disablement around children.

I may have to rewatch A Scanner Darkly though in case it's not as depressing as Johnny Mnemonic.
 
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^ i managed to finish a scanner darkly; it was a lot like that other movie (which someone else identified as waking life), but with a plot.
i did not find it funny; the comic style did not make it less dreadful for me.
the film itself, the story, was so-so for me. i haven't really ever been into p.k. dick.
what really disturbs me is the technique; why film it as a normal movie first, then apply lots of effects to make it look like it's a painted comic book?
 
Old 12-04-2017, 03:44 PM   #799
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^ imdb shows two matches. i'm pretty sure i know which one you're refering to, but the other one has got the trashiest trailer i've ever seen.
What do you suppose the odds are that the one with Charlie Sheen in the starring role is the masterpiece? <chuckle, chuckle>
 
Old 12-30-2017, 06:14 PM   #800
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Black Hawk Down - Not a bad movie. Worth Watching!

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Old 12-31-2017, 05:30 AM   #801
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Bicentennial Man (1999)

Saw it last night - very good movie. Recommended!
 
Old 12-31-2017, 10:57 AM   #802
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i decided to binge watch mr.robot, were pleasantly surprised by it. still have second season to watch
 
Old 12-31-2017, 11:11 AM   #803
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Peaky Blinders on Netflix

also recently watched

Under an Arctic Sky also on Netflix.
 
Old 12-31-2017, 01:19 PM   #804
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i decided to binge watch mr.robot, were pleasantly surprised by it. still have second season to watch
i, too, was pleasantly surprised by season 1.
or, let's say, i decided to set aside a few unbearable aspects, and be entertained by a good story.
also, it is nice to see the whole cyber attack aspect carried out in a realistic manner, python scripts on a kali netbook etc...

season 2, meh... dropped it after 1 or 2 episodes.

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Old 01-06-2018, 07:14 PM   #805
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I like Detroit (2017)

It's a reenactment of the race riot in Chicago in 1967. Specifically, more about the murder of three black kids from racist cops.
 
Old 01-26-2018, 11:37 AM   #806
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Donnie Brasco
 
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If anyone interested in Indian films then "3 idiots" is pretty good.
 
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^ interestingly, i just came here to recommend

Baahubali (both parts)

i have seen so many "movies", mostly hollywood or american productions, one starts to tire of certain structures that seem to be repeating over and over, of getting force-fed the american, or in any case western, way of life (be it critically or appraisingly), a certain way of producing them.

how glad am i to have taken the plunge into my first indian movie (are they all "bollywood"?)!

it's cheesy beyond compare, it's naive (although also very complex and layered in a sort of biblical way), it displays a very particular (i guess indian) type of sexism at every step, but all that doesn't matter because it's epic, beautiful, colorful, and a story well told.

and, dare i say it, both are well-made movies, the music scenes click very well with the plot, the effects are cheap and unrealistic but a lot of fun.
it also gives insight into a different culture, different religion, and, i say it again, a very refreshing & entertaining change to "western mainstream" productions.

can't wait to see more similar stuff.
 
  


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